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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a fatal disease that causes motor neurons, which are responsible for controlling muscles, to die.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation has committed up to $5 million for research to successfully translate neurotrophic factor advances from pre-clinical and early-phase clinical work into a practical, patient-relevant treatment for Parkinson's disease.
A growth factor used in clinical experiments to rescue dying brain cells in Parkinson patients may cause unwanted weight loss if delivered to specific areas of the brain, according to University of Florida researchers in the March online edition of Molecular Therapy.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Genetically modified nerve 'progenitor' cells can be used as mini-pumps to deliver nerve growth factor to the brain, a new study in animals shows. The results suggest such an approach could be used to treat Parkinson's disease and other brain diseases in humans, Dr.
Analysis of the brain of a patient suffering from Parkinson's Disease has shown that the experimental treatment he received caused regrowth of the nerve fibres that are lost in this disease. This is the first time that any treatment has been shown to reverse the loss of nerve fibres in Parkinson's Disease.
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